Two more Lawrence residents charged in D&R Canal State Park shooting incident


Two more Lawrence Township residents face multiple charges in connection with an incident involving a pedestrian who was shot at – but not injured – while he was walking on the Delaware & Raritan Canal State Park trail in August, according to the Lawrence Township Police Department.

The 46-year-old man and the 47-year-old woman were charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, police said.

They were apprehended after an extensive investigation into the incident, police said. A 22-year-old Lawrence Township man has already been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose in the incident that occurred on Aug. 24.

The victim told police that he was walking on the trail around 9 a.m. when he was allegedly shot at by an unknown person. The incident took place on the trail adjacent to the footbridge that connects the trail system over Brunswick Pike, north of Bakers Basin Road, police said.

Police officers who responded to the scene heard the sound of gunfire from the same wooded area. Multiple spent .22-caliber shell casings were found during the initial investigation, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Lawrence Township police Detective Sean Kerins at 609-844-7121 or by email to [email protected].